Services Provided
I offer individual and couples therapy to adult clients ages 23 and up. I work with people encountering many different life issues, including but not limited to, depression,   grief and loss, anxiety (panic attacks, phobia, OCD, PTSD), traumatic life events, Bipolar disorder, serious physical illnesses (HIV+, cancer, etc), relationship difficulties, cultural adjustment, life transitioning, parenting and family problems, controlling anger and other impulsive behaviors, as well as spiritual growth. I am fluent in both English and Japanese, and provide therapy in both languages.​ 個人、カップルカウンセリングを日本語で行っています。ストレス、鬱、躁鬱、トラウマ、パニック障害、依存症、異文化問題、家族間、学校、職場の問題等の改善のお手伝いをします。各種保険受け付けています。

Areas of Specialization
Depending on the client’s presenting issues, specific goals to achieve, and the readiness for change, I apply the combination of different therapeutic approaches, including modern PsychodynamicObject-relationsCognitive-BehavioralAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)ExistentialBrief Solution Focused TherapyMindfulness Techniquesand Guided Imagery

As a part of the holistic approach, I value developing and deepening awareness of self and others on physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal levels. Learning to be aware of things in the present (here and now), and not focusing on the past or the future, will help decrease the distressing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Somatic Experiencing are excellent approaches to achieve it.   

I am experienced in couples therapy in which I mainly use Gottman Method to help couples learn effective communication skills and reconnect to each other.  I also specialize in Cancer counseling to help patients and family members adjust to such a difficult diagnosis. I am trained in EMDR which is proved to be effective to treat PTSD. I am also experienced in facilitating groups (using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) that teach behavioral skills to modify negative thinking patterns, control impulsive behaviors, and improve interpersonal relationships. Even more important than specific therapeutic techniques however, is that I offer you a safe place for optimal healing and growth through collaborative relationship.

Education & Training 
MA in Psychology – New School for Social Research, NY
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology – California Institute of Integral Studies, CA

I have worked in various clinical settings including a women’s health clinic, a community mental health agency, a HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic, and a University counseling center. I completed level 2 EMDR training, and am trained in Somatic Experiencing, both of which are proved to be effective to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.​ ニューヨークとカリフォルニアの大学院で修士課程、博士課程を終了後、ワシントン州認定サイコロジスト免許取得。ヘルスクリニック、ワシントン大学カウンセリングセンター等10数年の臨床経験を経て2008年に開業。

1904 Third Ave
Suite 621
Seattle, WA 90101